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Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
moments before the accident. they won't reveal what was said even with a warning, maritime lawyer john hillsman said there can be confusion when a pilot and crew are working together. >> there can be communication problems. there can also be problems with leading the instrumentation. >> with light, sounds and charts and gps to consider, there is room for error. when they hit the bridge in 2007, investigators determined they misread the radar and headed straight for a tower. >> they mistook the reflector that indicated a bridge tower for the radar reflector indicating the middle of the bridge. >> it filled more than 50,000 gallons of ail into the bay. after that disaster, the harbor safety committee adopted new reduced visibility rules. ships are not allowed to move in nine critical maneuvering areas if visibility is less than a half mile. when the overseas hit the bridge, visibility was a quarter of a mile. the committee members say the accident exposes a gap in the harbor safety plan. >> the shipping channel from the bay bridge is covered by the visibility restrictions. it looks like
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